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Baxter to Acquire Synovis for $260M

Baxter to Acquire Synovis for $260M

14 Dec 2011

The agreement is intended to expand the portfolio of Baxter’s regenerative medicine and biosurgery franchise, which includes a number of devices and biological products for hemostasis, tissue sealing and adherence.

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Merck Boosts Efforts to Help Eliminate Schistosomiasis in Africa

Merck Boosts Efforts to Help Eliminate Schistosomiasis in Africa

14 Dec 2011

Having originally planned to end the project in 2017, Merck now intends to continue its efforts to fight schistosomiasis indefinitely.

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ICON Acquires Chinese CRO BeijingWits

ICON Acquires Chinese CRO BeijingWits

13 Dec 2011

The acquisition is a further step in ICON’s on-going expansion in China and the greater Asia-Pacific region.

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Abbott & Reata Ink Deal for AIMs

Abbott & Reata Ink Deal for AIMs

13 Dec 2011

Abbott and Reata will equally share costs and profits for all new AIMs in all newly licensed indications, except for rheumatoid arthritis and select other autoimmune diseases.

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Novozymes Expands Partnership with Upperton

Novozymes Expands Partnership with Upperton

12 Dec 2011

Combining Novozymes' IP and expertise around the albumin molecules with Upperton’s rP-conjugate albumin conjugation chemistry knowledge, enables the companies to design and implement the best chemical linking approach for their molecule.

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New Pharma Database Expected to Facilitate Drug Development

New Pharma Database Expected to Facilitate Drug Development

12 Dec 2011

Several life-sciences organisations have worked on the project with IBM Research gaining access to a chemical library extracted from worldwide patents and scientific abstracts.

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Clarient and ACORN Form Collaboration for Tumor Testing

Clarient and ACORN Form Collaboration for Tumor Testing

12 Dec 2011

The agreement will establish a standardized testing protocol across the ACORN network of oncology community practices and hospitals with treatment guidelines and clinical trial opportunities.

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IGI with Medimetriks for Prescription Topical Pharmaceuticals

IGI with Medimetriks for Prescription Topical Pharmaceuticals

9 Dec 2011

IGI Laboratories has entered into a strategic partnership with Medimetriks to develop and manufacture prescription topical drug products.

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Protagen & Bayer Launch Collaboration Project for Endometriosis Biomarker

Protagen & Bayer Launch Collaboration Project for Endometriosis Biomarker

8 Dec 2011

This new cooperation project builds on the results of the Endometriosis biomarker discovery study performed last year.

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Catalent's New Facility to Increase Biologic Capabilities

Catalent's New Facility to Increase Biologic Capabilities

8 Dec 2011

The new facility will include three individual cGMP compliant production suites that will increase Phase I and II production capacity to 1,000L bioreactors.

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AZ to Streamline US Sales Organisation

AZ to Streamline US Sales Organisation

8 Dec 2011

This change to the US sales force is incremental to the ongoing second phase of the company's restructuring programme that was announced in January 2010.

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New Report Forecasts Chinese Pharma Market

New Report Forecasts Chinese Pharma Market

8 Dec 2011

A new report predicts that the Chinese pharmaceutical market will experience sustained double-digit growth over the next decade.

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